In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Catch up

Tonight our post will include our Wednesday Wonder from yesterday and move on into the happenings of today. As life is often entwined, yesterday's Wonder actually works into today's happenings. Our funny classified ad from the paper mostly made me laugh due to it's play on words. See for yourself. " Don't Make An Ash of Yourself, have your chimney cleaned." Really? That's how they want to portray their business? Ah, small towns, where you can get away with almost anything. Another classified ad that caught our eye was about a dog needing a new home. Guess what? He found one! Meet Ranger, our Chocolate Lab/Chesapeake Bay Retriever. He is 11 months old and was sent to the pound because his size proved to be too large for his previous family. Thankfully, he was rescued from near death by an amazing woman who runs a rescue a couple towns over. And then, even more thankfully, he came to us. And we love him already.

Ranger And I
In other news, around 40 calves have been born in the last 48 hours. It is so great to see the fields just blossom out with these adorable creatures. I have been blessed to watch a few births in entirety. Wow. Those Mama cows are so resilient. The two older kids and I were able to go out in the field today to witness ear tagging of the newbies.
T got a haircut today. I love those baby curls, but his were more like baby dreadlocks. He was not very pleased with this during the process, but we are all pleased with the end result.

S received his Boy Scout Bear badge and a gold arrow point this evening. What this means is that he worked very hard to complete certain requirements for the Bear badge and then went beyond that to receive the gold arrow point. We are very proud of him and all of his hard work. He is quite proud of himself as well.


1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your new addition and thumbs up for rescuing. I love your blog keep up the good work.